Target Comics #v3#5 [29]
(July 1942)

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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-04-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
Stanley Beaman (uncredited)

Issue Notes

(c) 1942 Funnies, Incorporated
Distribution brand on cover: C (in Triangle) for Curtis Circulation

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chameleon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Fagaly (signed)
Inks
Al Fagaly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick-trigger action by the Chameleon was all that saved Ragsy when he crashed the hornet's nest of trouble!
Characters
Chameleon [Peter Stockbridge]

[Basil Woverton and Sid Greene] (Table of Contents: 1)

Ye Editors' Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Biography of Basil Wolverton and Sid Greene.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Cadet Featuring Kit Carter / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
George Kapitan (credited)
Pencils
John Jordan (credited)
Inks
John Jordan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a strange story about a strange man...
Characters
Kit Carter; Jake Koreau; Dan Merry; Colonel Tilghman; Steve
Synopsis
Jake Koreau doesn't like Daunton, and is upset that he doesn't own the swamp that Daunton owns. And just what is that smell?

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer thought George Kapitan was the penciler. Kapitan wrote comic books from 1940-1945 but is not known to have drawn any.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Target and the Targeteers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sid Greene (credited)
Inks
Sid Greene (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The United States has declared war on the evil, treacherous rodents...
Genre
military; superhero
Characters
The Target [Niles Reed]; The Targeteers [Dave Brown; Tom Foster]; Reed; O'Brien; Ginsberg; Venezia; Nikkitu
Synopsis
After the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, The Target and The Targeteers join 3 different branches of the military. Niles heads for the Panama Canal Zone, where he finds the Japanese army.
Keywords
Pearl Harbor

Part VI (Table of Contents: 4)

The Last of the Mohicans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
J. Fenimore Cooper (original story); Harold DeLay ? (adaptation)
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the novel by J. Fenimore Cooper. "Fantastic Feature Films" is not mentioned in this installment.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Speck, Spot, and Sis / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Warren
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Vincent] (signed)
Inks
Jack Warren [as Vincent] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Warren

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At ease!
Characters
Speck; Spot; Sis; Speck's dad; Mr. Eddy; Stoney
Synopsis
Speck is outfitting his gang into the Victory Boys, and drilling, and selling war stamps.

Have You Heard... (Table of Contents: 6)

Adventures in Stamps / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Eugene L. Pollock
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Stamp collecting column

Target Terrors (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bull's-Eye Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly (signed)
Inks
John Daly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Getting late, Beel...
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Al T. Tude / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils
Art Gates (signed)
Inks
Art Gates
Colors
?
Letters
Art Gates

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Al T. Tude and his girl friend, Delores...
Characters
Al T. Tude; Delores; Speed King
Synopsis
Al T. Tude has invented a flying machine.

The Devil Divers of the Deep (Table of Contents: 10)

Spacehawk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed)
Inks
Basil Wolverton
Colors
?
Letters
Basil Wolverton

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Pete Strockbridge, Alias The Chameleon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly
Inks
Al Fagaly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's this?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ragsy; Professor; Blackie Dawson; Pete Stockbridge
Synopsis
There is mysterious doings on the waterfront.

[Wild West Show] (Table of Contents: 12)

Targetoons / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Milton Filchock ?
Pencils
Milton Filchock ?
Inks
Milton Flichock ?
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Filchock ?

Indexer Notes

gag cartoons

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Quick-trigger action by the Chameleon was all that saved Ragsy when he crashed the hornet's nest of trouble!"]
    Chameleon
  2. 1. [Basil Woverton and Sid Greene]
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. ["This is a strange story about a strange man..."]
    The Cadet Featuring Kit Carter
  4. 3. ["The United States has declared war on the evil, treacherous rodents..."]
    Target and the Targeteers
  5. 4. Part VI
    The Last of the Mohicans
  6. 5. ["At ease!"]
    Speck, Spot, and Sis
  7. 6. Have You Heard...
    Adventures in Stamps
  8. 7. Target Terrors
  9. 8. ["Getting late, Beel..."]
    Bull's-Eye Bill
  10. 9. ["Al T. Tude and his girl friend, Delores..."]
    Al T. Tude
  11. 10. The Devil Divers of the Deep
    Spacehawk
  12. 11. ["What's this?"]
    Pete Strockbridge, Alias The Chameleon
  13. 12. [Wild West Show]
    Targetoons
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